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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Feb 16, 2009 05:40AM) (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
Hi everyone.
Its such a short month and this really snuck up on me. (Thanks Fiona for calling it out!)

Lets get some nominations for the March Group Read.
Here are the rules:

There will be two catagories for the novels to be voted in. (1)Regular fiction/non fiction or (2) Novels written by an IRISH author, or set in IRELAND.

Please nominate one book per person.
YOU MUST HAVE:
title and author
the catagory you are nominating it in

If your post does not have title, author or catagory, it will not be accepted.

It is not necessary to second or third someones nomination. If it is nominated, it will be placed in the voting polls.

I will leave the nomination thread open for 3 days. So we have until Thursday night to get our noms in.

Then, I will create two seperate polls in which we can place our votes.



message 2: by Fiona (last edited Feb 16, 2009 05:52AM) (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Regular - Howls Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones

I can't wait!


message 3: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
Ahem... Fiona, you forgot the catagory!
Tsk Tsk Tsk... help me set a good example for everyone else, wouldja?? (for shame!)

:P


message 4: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Sorry, I did not read the instructions obviously!

All corrected now Ms Lori ma'am.


message 5: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
thank ya!


message 6: by silvia (new)

silvia  | 277 comments category 1: Memoirs of a Geisha by arthur golden


message 7: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (PandoraPhoebesMom) | 1826 comments Cecelia Ahern - There's No Place Like Here (alternate title A Place Called Here) - Irish Author



ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ (BriansGirlKate) Fiction: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

catagory 2: Ulysses by James Joyce


message 10: by Jen B (new)

Jen B (jennybee618) Category 2:In the Woods by Tana French


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (sbranson05) | 556 comments Category 1 - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon.


message 12: by Jamie (last edited Feb 16, 2009 08:10AM) (new)


message 13: by Kristie (new)

Kristie (spedkristie) Category 1- Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern


message 14: by Becky (new)

Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) Category 2: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt


message 15: by Robin (new)


message 16: by Jeane (new)

Jeane | 4889 comments Lori wrote: "Hi everyone.
Its such a short month and this really snuck up on me. (Thanks Fiona for calling it out!)

Lets get some nominations for the March Group Read.
Here are the rules:

There will b..."


Lori, I think it is great your choice to take an Irish author too!!!!!! I hope that gives a lot of new ideas and books that I don't know about yet as I am planning to also read many books by people written fromt he country I came to live in!


message 17: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
Oohhh... Flann Obrien... I have a hardcover that contains his complete works. Even if that doesnt make it as a group read, i plan on reading it myself!


message 18: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments ...Don't hit me for this one.

In honor of Libba Bray's birthday, March 11...

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray-Category 1


message 19: by Liz M (new)


message 20: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) (G)Emma, you're funny! :)

Cat 1: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn


message 21: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments Haha, thanks Karen.


message 22: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) (G)Emma wrote: "...Don't hit me for this one.

In honor of Libba Bray's birthday, March 11...

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray-Category 1"


Haven't we already read that? Sneak?!




message 23: by (G)Emma (last edited Feb 16, 2009 03:16PM) (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments No we have not! I've never nominated it!


I think.



message 24: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) *eyes Emma*


message 25: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments I know we've never read it, as a book club.

But I might've nominated it one time.

ONCE.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Lots of great nominations! Lots of books I want to read!


message 27: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) But tis in the Group Read discussion folder? Unless it wasn't an official group read.

Ms Pusher. Although if it did come up again I'd have to read it. ;)

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...


message 28: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments Ahh!

That was before we had the folder to discuss books that aren't group reads.


I'll fix that, thanks.


message 29: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Ahhh, I seeeee. I shall stop eyeing you now.


message 30: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments Good!

I couldn't help myself, Libba's birthday is in March!


message 31: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I see I shall have to campaign extra hard for Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.


message 32: by Kandice (new)

Kandice | 3453 comments There must be some Irish references or Irish in Wynne's background you could use for campaiging purposes. Is there a green covered version? You can think of something.


message 33: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Well, I think she's originally from Wales.


message 34: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Feb 16, 2009 04:19PM) (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
Lets recap so I dont loose any:

Cat1
Howls Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Eye Contact - Cammie McGovern
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn


Cat2
There's No Place Like Here - Cecelia Ahern
Ulysses - James Joyce
In the Woods - Tana French
The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About the Hard Life - Flann O'Brien
The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt



message 35: by Fallon (new)

Fallon | 120 comments category 1 - March - geraldine brooks


message 36: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) Yuck! Ulysses! Definitely won't be reading that. Emilee are you crazy? Ulysses is a sadistically boring book.


message 37: by Jill (new)

Jill (wanderingrogue) | 329 comments Category 2: Dubliners by James Joyce.

It's easier to read than Ulysses.


message 38: by jzhunagev (new)

jzhunagev The category for Irish writers is great!
Cat 2. The Gathering by Anne Enright which won the Boker prize in 2007, i suppose...


message 39: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) | 1046 comments Cat 1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.


message 40: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 1000 comments Cat 2. Love, Rosie-Cecelia Ahern


message 41: by Kim (new)

Kim | 28 comments Cat 2: Patrick by Stephen Lawhead


message 42: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cyndil62) | 253 comments Cat 1: Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson


message 43: by Jon (new)

Jon Cat 1 . Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf


message 44: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
Recap from yesterday:

Cat1
Howls Moving Castle - Diana Wynne Jones
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Eye Contact - Cammie McGovern
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
March - geraldine brooks
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Astrid & Veronika - Linda Olsson
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf


Cat2
There's No Place Like Here - Cecelia Ahern
Ulysses - James Joyce
In the Woods - Tana French
The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About the Hard Life - Flann O'Brien
The Heat of the Day - Elizabeth Bowen
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Dubliners - James Joyce
The Gathering - Anne Enright
Love - Rosie Cecelia Ahern
Patrick - Stephen Lawhead



message 45: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Feb 17, 2009 05:26AM) (new)

Lori (TNBBC) | 8566 comments Mod
I dont usually nominate books for the Group Reads, however, I feel this is a book that should be added to the list. Take a look at it!


Catagory 2:The Testament of Gideon Mack - James Robertson


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) Category 1: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, the same word magician who brought you The Book Thief!


message 47: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments I will definitely read I Am The Messenger if it wins!


Vote for A Great and Terrible Beauty!

*gives cookies, high fives and hugs*


message 48: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I will give creamed cheese if you vote for Howls Moving Castle and cookies too.


message 49: by (G)Emma (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2396 comments I will give you cookies, and I will read ANY three books that you want me to read in the next six months, if you vote for AGATB!


message 50: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (bookcoop) I have already read two and will read many more if you vote for Howl in the following election. :)


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